Thanks to Aileen Vening for raising the issue of Pest Plant and Animal control in the Bass Coast area.
Unfortunately, because of funding cuts, the Bass Coast Landcare Network had to put out Expressions of Interest for redundancies to all staff and reluctantly accepted the EOI of our valued Pest Plant and Animal officer, Matt Stephenson.
Matt has been a popular member of our team who has made an immense contribution to weed and rabbit control, as well as raising community awareness of an issue that can be too easily neglected.
We are actively pursuing funding to enable this work to be continued and expanded, and we value the cooperative relations that Matt fostered with our partners and will continue to work collaboratively with the Bass Coast Shire Council and the Phillip Island Nature Parks in this effort.
We have appointed Robbie Gray to coordinate our Pest Plants and Animal program, so please call him on 0448 386 724 for any enquiries.
Mike Cleeland, chairman, Bass Coast Landcare Network.